Poster or Presentation Title

Comparison of Dynamic Stretching Routines versus myofascial release methods on performance in the Wingate Test

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Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

In sport, athletes aim to increase strength and power in order to perform better in competition or for personal gain. There are several ideologies concerning how an athlete should warm-up and prepare themselves prior to a bout of exercise that will test their maximum power outputs. Purpose: This research study examined two forms of commonly used warm-up techniques on the output of power. Methods: Ten subjects (8 males, 2 Females) underwent three separate testing treatments followed by peak anaerobic power tests via the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT). After a baseline treatment session, the participants then underwent two separate sessions in which a warm-up variable was administered prior to testing. Subjects were either assigned to a Myofascial Release (MFR) or a Dynamic Warm-up that was given to the subject on each session until all variables were complete. I hypothesize that the Dynamic Warm-up will yield higher average power outputs when compared to a MFR warm-up prior to a maximum effort lower body power test. This data could be used to further understand how an athlete may need to prime his or her body prior to competition, and shed light on the efficiency of different styles of warming up.

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Sean Collins

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Comparison of Dynamic Stretching Routines versus myofascial release methods on performance in the Wingate Test

In sport, athletes aim to increase strength and power in order to perform better in competition or for personal gain. There are several ideologies concerning how an athlete should warm-up and prepare themselves prior to a bout of exercise that will test their maximum power outputs. Purpose: This research study examined two forms of commonly used warm-up techniques on the output of power. Methods: Ten subjects (8 males, 2 Females) underwent three separate testing treatments followed by peak anaerobic power tests via the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT). After a baseline treatment session, the participants then underwent two separate sessions in which a warm-up variable was administered prior to testing. Subjects were either assigned to a Myofascial Release (MFR) or a Dynamic Warm-up that was given to the subject on each session until all variables were complete. I hypothesize that the Dynamic Warm-up will yield higher average power outputs when compared to a MFR warm-up prior to a maximum effort lower body power test. This data could be used to further understand how an athlete may need to prime his or her body prior to competition, and shed light on the efficiency of different styles of warming up.